Author Topic: 18V bipolar power supply for LM3886 amp  (Read 45226 times)

El Heisenberg

Re: 18V bipolar power supply for LM3886 amp
« Reply #100 on: August 02, 2010, 08:23:31 PM »
I think i spent so much effort trying to reduce hum that i totally ignired hiss. Never had an amp that could amplify it that much. Weird tjing is is that sometimes i switch it on an play and the hiss is terrible. Other times i have almost no hiss. Its still a great amp. I put a valvecaster eith a 12at7 and the vibracaster mod. That goes through the GGG digital reverb, then throguh the 12au7 preamp and into the lm3886. Wish i had put a JFET buffer and a 1 meg pot in front of the pwer amp. The thing is so loud and all i can control is the gain of the preamp an not the volume. 8 knobs already tho. Not much room for another.
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petemoore

Re: 18V bipolar power supply for LM3886 amp
« Reply #101 on: August 03, 2010, 12:15:32 AM »
 So with nothing plugged in to the amplifier it is noisy ?
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El Heisenberg

Re: 18V bipolar power supply for LM3886 amp
« Reply #102 on: August 03, 2010, 01:16:17 AM »
Just hissy. Hisses. Like muffled bacon frying
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